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  Meredith Nelson
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm a first-rate copy editor with 20 years experience, a decade of which was spent on the sixth-largest daily newspaper in the U.S. My work on national consumer magazines is also extensive and includes a great deal of fact-checking experience.

My advertising agency clients include Strat Farm, The Cooper Group, Visual Alchemy, BBDO and Alexander Design.

I have also reported and written stories from all over the world. I am currently a regular freelance writer for Newsmax.

Well-versed in AP Style, The Chicago Manual of Style and Words Into Type, and with my 18 years of seasoning as a copy editor, writer, reporter, researcher, fact-checker and proofreader, I am ready for any assignment that comes my way.

First and foremost, I am a devoted wordsmith who is obsessively attentive to detail. What can I say? I love the language.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Writer 10 Years
Copy Editor 20 Years
Specialty
News copy editor, the Daily News, New York, NY 10 Years
Lifestyle 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Lifestyle Media (11+), The Daily News (11+), Martha Stewart Living (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Strat Farm (3-5), The Cooper Group (3-5), Alexander Design (1-2)
Other Work History
Worked for a decade (1992-2002) as news copy editor for the Daily News, the sixth-largest daily newspaper in the country. While there also frequently worked in features and business departments. Full-time copy editor for Lifestyle Media Inc., which publishes 10 arts and sports-related magazines including Dance Spirit, State Directions, Pointe and American Cheerleader. Freelance experience on national consumer magazines and newspapers includes Martha Stewart Living, Cosmopolitan, the New York Post, In Touch, Penthouse, Star and the Lens. Advertising agency clients include
Computer Skills
Quark, Adobe InDesign, MS Word.
Foreign Language Skills
Working knowledge of Spanish.
Awards
Wagenheim Memorial Prize, fiction writing (short story)
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
 
(Newsmax, 5/1/2009)
Profile of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski continued.
(Newsmax, 5/1/2009)
Profile of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski.
Contact Info
  Meredith Nelson
92 Pinehurst Ave., Apt. 4L
New York, NY 10033
USA

Tel: (646) 321-5148  
E-Mail: merrienel@yahoo.com
Website: http://